Guernsey Bicycle Group’s summer evening riders enjoy the bucolic beauty of St Saviour and Castel

June 8th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Rollo de Sausmarez led the third of the Guernsey Bicycle Group’s 2011 summer evening rides through the parishes of St Saviour and Castel.

Twenty-three bicyclists enjoyed a leisurely ride through the parishes of St. Saviour and Castel (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

One of the best ways of exploring the Guernsey countryside is by bicycle.  The extensive network of rural lanes and Ruettes Tranquilles provide picturesque views at every turn.

Quiet lanes and pretty cottages greet the bicyclist at every turn (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The bicycle provides the opportunity not only to see the detail of farm cottages and gardens but also to immerse oneself in the freshness and bucolic charm of the Guernsey countryside.

The pleasure of enjoying a chat while bicycling along Guernsey country lanes (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The bicycist enjoys an intimacy with the rural landscape that the car cannot provide.  The bicyclist hears bird song and the sound of rustling trees and grasses that engine noise and closed windows shut out.

The Guernsey Bicycle Group rode along Route de sous L'Eglise past Auberge de Val (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The bicyclist enjoys the scent of flowers and the coolness of the evening air.

The Guernsey Bicycle Group congregate for the next stage of the journey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Bicycle Group pass many enchanting Guernsey cottages (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The high point of the evening bicycle ride must have been the view from Grantez Mill overlooking Vazon Bay and Fort Hommet on Guernsey’s west coast.

The Guernsey Bicycle Group arrive at the Grantez Mill to admire the view of Guernsey's west coast (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A thatched barn catches the evening light (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Bicycle Group member Rosie Dorey acted as sweeper to make sure everyone took the right turns (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening rides showcase Guernsey’s rural idyll and demonstrate the bicycle’s role in fully appreciating Guernsey’s beauty.

Please visit this webpage for a full schedule of Guernsey Bicycle Group 2011 summer evening rides.

 

 

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